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Vale loads first iron-ore shipment from giant new S11D mine

Creamer Media Deputy Editor: North America
The world’s biggest iron-ore miner, Vale, has loaded the first ore from its largest-ever mine, the S11D project, in Canaã dos Carajás, south-east of Pará, at the Ponta de Madeira docks. On Friday, Vale loaded its first 26 500 t of commercial ore produced at the $14.4-billion mine in Brazil, divided into three vessels with capacities ranging between 73 000 t and 380 000 t.

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